Final Score: UMBC 11, VCU 8
Records: VCU (1-1, 0-0 A-10), UMBC (2-0, 0-0 America East)
The Short Story: After UMBC opened the game with a 5-0 lead, the Rams mounted a comeback and trimmed the Retrievers' lead to just 7-6 with 14:43 remaining. UMBC scored three unanswered goals to thwart the VCU comeback.
- Jessica Del Rossi scored a team-high three goals on six shot attempts.
- Sky Hyatt scored two goals and added an assist and two draw controls.
- Molly Barcikowski had three assists, three caused turnovers and three ground balls.
- Clare Murphy also scored two goals for VCU.
- VCU outshot UMBC 26-20 overall and 19-16 in shots on goal.
- Lauren McDonald led UMBC with three goals.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- VCU fell behind 5-0 with 12:41 left in the first half.
- The Rams rallied scoring three of the next four goals to trail just 6-3 at halftime.
- VCU continued its run scoring three of the first goals of the second half and cut the UMBC lead to just 7-6 with 14:43 left.
- UMBC scored three unanswered goals to go up 10-6 with 8:34 left and the Rams were unable to get closer than three goals the remainder of the contest.
VCU hosts Longwood at 4 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Cary Street Field.